The South African coast has 13 000 species of marine flora and fauna and over 35% of them are endemic. The coastal zone off Plettenberg Bay, though representing a small portion of this national treasure trove, has a rich and diverse marine environment with an abundance of sea creatures from primitive animals like the weirdly wonderful and often vividly coloured sponges, sea anemones and nudibranchs to the shy octopus and species of small sharks and reef fish.
Plettenberg Bay scuba diving is ideal for the inexperienced diver because dive sites are sheltered and close to the shore, water is relatively warm and the climate is temperate. Diving conditions are also good most of the year round (and best in the winter months of June and July).
There are also plenty of exciting options for the more advanced scuba diver, with varied underwater landscapes of pinnacles, caves and walls of astounding colours and textures and the possibility of swimming with bottled nosed dolphins and playful seals.